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Zhang advances into semifinals of USA Table Tennis U.S. Open – Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto grad and two-time Olympian Lily Zhang needed six sets, beating Japan’s Miyuki Tamaishi, 11-8, 10-12, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7, Thursday to reach the semifinals of USA Table Tennis’ U.S. Open at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The third-seeded Zhang rallied from a 2-1 deficit in sets to win three straight for the match. She plays the winner of a later match between second-seeded Nina Mittelham and No. 24 Yuki Matsumoto on Friday at noon.


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The championship match is scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 56 Eka So upset top-seeded Yue Wu and will meet No. 19 Juan Liu in the other semifinal.

Zhang’s match will be streamed live on the USA Table Tennis website.

Zhang, who recently earned her degree from Cal, is currently ranked 96th in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation, an improvement of 39 spots from her previous ranking.

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